Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

Chapter 2: Organizational Blueprints for Farmers Markets


Business Models: Non-profit, Government and Business

To 501c3 or Not to 501c3? Applying for Federal Non-profit Status

Strategic Planning Tools for Your Market Organization

The success and growth of farmers markets can make it harder to see the failures. Strategic planning can help address common challenges and ensure a market’s long‐term viability.


© 2012 Washington State Farmers Market Association and Washington State University Small Farms Program.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this Toolkit is for educational purposes to assist farmers market management in improving their market operations. This material is not intended, and should not be used, as a substitute or replacement for individual legal, financial, or actuarial advice. Each market organization should consult a relevant professional advisor when making business decisions as appropriate. Please direct comments and questions to office@wafarmersmarkets.com.